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Rape Charges Dropped

This matter was called today at the Suva High Court before Justice Vinsent Perera. Bus Driver Parmendra Maharaj was charged with 11 counts of oral rape of a 16 year
18 Aug 2016 13:31
Rape Charges Dropped

This matter was called today at the Suva High Court before Justice Vinsent Perera.

Bus Driver Parmendra Maharaj was charged with 11 counts of oral rape of a 16 year old student on various occasions in his bus between May and July 2016.

After a review of the case, it was concluded that the evidence of the complainant did not satisfy the test of a reasonable prospect of conviction and the matter was withdrawn by way of filing a Nolle Prosequi (discontinuance). The accused was then discharged by the Court.

NB: A discharge following the filing of a Nolle Prosequi is not an acquittal. This means that if new evidence is presented, the Accused may be recharged.

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